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** Youth Quest Cancelled 4/8 for bad weat **

Welcome to LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church!

LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church is a welcoming community of faithful disciples, committed to fulfilling Christ's example, joyfully serving through compassion, mission, and all-inclusive grace.

Monday Reflection

April 2, 2018

From the Pastor

Dear friends,

What a wonderful day it was yesterday to burst out in joyful songs of Alleluia and praise! Christ is risen, Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed! But Easter is not over! We are an Easter people every day. Each and every day we greet the new creation as new creatures, tasked with living out God's love for the world!

Christ Has Risen while Earth Slumbers, by John L. Bell and Graham Maule.

Christ has risen while earth slumbers;
Christ has risen where hope died,
as he said and as he promised,
as we doubted and denied.
Let the moon embrace the blessing;
let the sun sustain the cheer;
let the world confirm the rumor:
Christ is risen, God is here!

Christ has risen for the people
whom he died to love and save;
Christ has risen for the women
bringing flowers to grace his grave.
Christ has risen for disciples
huddled in an upstairs room.
He whose word inspired creation
can’t be silenced by the tomb.

Christ has risen and for ever
lives to challenge and to change
all whose lives are messed or mangled,
all who find religion strange.
Christ is risen, Christ is present
making us what he has been:
evidence of transformation
in which God is known and seen.

Easter blessings,


Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 22

Choir Practice

9:30 a.m.

Adult Sunday School

9:30 a.m.

Worship (Earth Day)

10:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.

Youth Quest

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 23

Food Pantry

9 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, April 25

Lectionary Bible Study

10:30 a.m.

Lunch Bunch

11:30 a.m.

Food Pantry

The LoveJoy United Food Pantry is now open on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at our church location. Our mobile Food Pantry will be available in the rear parking lot of 2600 College Avenue in Alton the 3rd Monday of each month.